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The Tale Of The Writer Who Faced His Biggest, Most Spine-Tingling Fear | Writer’s Relief

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One chilly October night, as jack-o-lanterns glowed in the darkness, a writer sat by the window—completely frozen in fear.

 

Was there something terrifying lurking out in the night? A toothy vampire? A ghastly ghost?

 

No…what was turning the writer’s blood ice-cold was right there on the computer screen, glowing bright against the gloom. It was an edited, proofread, ready-to-go work the writer had just completed.

 

And the writer was…

 

afraid.

 

Which might seem strange. After all, this was really good writing! But the writer was petrified by the thought of all the hours and hours of research needed to find the right places to send the work. And then, of course, the horrible…the unspeakable…the rejection letters!

 

So the writer went to bed in despair.

 

But the next morning, the writer found a Halloween-themed email from a company called Writer’s Relief. Apparently, the staff really likes to celebrate Halloween and dress up as elves, and superheroes, and skeletons—wait, where were we? Oh yeah, the email.

 

The email said:

 

We do all the research and pinpoint the best markets for your work to boost your odds of getting an acceptance. Writer’s Relief takes the bite out of rejections! And we’re accepting writing samples from potential clients right now!

 

Many clients of Writer’s Relief report that working with a team of submission strategy experts removes the discomfort of receiving rejections—allowing writers to conquer their fears about making submissions.

 

Writer’s Relief does all the research busywork, so writers can focus on what they do best—writing!

 

Encouraged, the writer decided to submit work to the Writer’s Relief Review Board.

 

And a few weeks later, after being offered a spot on the Writer’s Relief client list, the writer’s first batch of targeted submissions went out.

 

Sure, a few rejections came back—but the process wasn’t nearly as tricky or scary as the writer thought it would be.

 

And one day, the writer received  the biggest treat of all: An acceptance!

 

And the writer smiled and laughed with glee: MWAH-HA-HA!

 

(Hey, it’s a Halloween Tale. There has to be one good mwha-ha-ha!)

 

 

At Writer’s Relief, we’ve been helping make the submission process less scary for writers since 1994. And our system works: Our clients have received 919 acceptances so far this year—and the big autumn publishing rush has only just begun!

 

Right now, we’re accepting new clients on a limited basis.

 

Genres:

  • Books (novels, memoirs, etc.)
  • Poetry
  • Short stories and personal essays

 

Do you want to know what would really be scary? If you missed out on all the great publishing opportunities out there.

 

EEK! Don’t wait!

 

DEADLINE: Thursday, October 17

 

Our Top 12 Tweets of 2018 | Writer’s Relief

2018 was a year filled with many memorable, newsworthy (and not so newsworthy) tweets. While the tweets we posted in our Writer’s Relief twitter account may not have made national headlines, they certainly entertained and engaged our followers! In November, lots of people liked our tweet about working on that unfinished novel. The quote we… Continue Reading

What if Ebenezer Scrooge Had Also Been…A Writer? | Writer’s Relief

Happy Holidays! Welcome to the Writer’s Relief adaptation of the timeless classic, A Christmas Carol! One December evening, Ebenezer Scrooge looked up from polishing his extensive coin collection and briefly mulled over whether he should try to publish his latest essay entitled “Humbug: Complain And Grow Rich.” Shaking his head, he turned back to his coins.… Continue Reading

Writer’s Relief’s Most-Read Articles of 2017 | Writer’s Relief

2017 may be over, but the advice, insights, and info in our top articles from last year are still current and useful in 2018! Writer’s Relief articles included insider tips on what poetry editors love to publish, a handy cheat sheet of common proofreading marks, the legal ramifications of being a writer, and much more.… Continue Reading

3 Lessons For Query Letter Writing From The Election

This presidential campaign has been one for the books—and the thought of reading another election-related article may make you want to crawl under a rock until mid-November. But believe it or not, we’ve found some positive lessons from this election year that you can apply to your query letter writing. (Yes, seriously!) The Politics Of… Continue Reading



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